Earthquake: Magnitude 3.7 quake recorded near Mendota, Calif.

Map shows location of earthquake in California.
The shallow quake was reported Wednesday afternoon near Mendota, Calif., according to the USGS.

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday 18 miles from Mendota, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 21 miles from Los Banos, 32 miles from Madera, 34 miles from Chowchilla and 34 miles from Merced.

In the past 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.


An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.0 to 4.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.

The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike. Ready yourself by following our five-step earthquake preparedness guide and building your own emergency kit.

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